When I arrived, the hostess was nowhere to be found. The waitress told me to sit anywhere, then disappeared without even giving me a menu. After a few minutes, I went to the entry for a menu. The hostess had appeared and I asked her if I could order. She didn't. After another few minutes, I asked her again to order and she told me that the waitress was the only person authorized to take orders and she was busy in another part of the restaurant. After several more minutes, she finally appeared and took my order.
The food was workmanlike but I was surprised that my buttermilk pancakes came naked. Most California restaurants would try to celebrate the state's wonderful array of fruits, but not this restaurant. I was disappointed that a luxury hotel restaurant would not put a little more effort into their food.